The Work and Income office in Blenheim will now have a security guard outside checking people's identification before ...

'One more barrier' at WINZ

New security measures could stop people asking for help, social agencies say.

Power out, trees down

Waikakaho Valley Rd is covered in debris after the storm.

Marlborough Lines fight to restore power across region after freak summer storm.

Empty lot an 'eyesore'

Owners of building torn down after quake say they have no plans for the site.

Hoarding is a quake risk

Hoarding among the elderly is already a safety issue - and it's also creating a fire and quake hazard.

South Island hit hard video

17 min ago  Arthur's Pass will not reopen today as contractors struggle to clear "monstrous" slips on the highway.

Someone must know who it is

Arson is mindless vandalism on steroids.

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Weather's second strike video

Water covers the road at Runanga on Thursday,  after extremely heavy rain overnight.

12:39 PM  Expect the terrible weather to continue. Just as the bomb low passes, more wind and rain blows in.

High winds cause delay to road opening

Nine Upper Awatere Valley families remained isolated by the road closure but had road access to Hanmer

Kapiti music for Kaikoura

Cheap homes for quake-hit farmers video


Storm win premier tennis clash

Marlborough Storm player Ben Petley plays a volley at the net while his doubles partner Hamish Morrow looks on during ...

Marlborough Storm and Renwick Whitehaven fought out the closest battle during the latest round of Marlborough premier tennis on Wednesday night.

Another loss for Stags

Anurag Verma returned his best one-day figures to help Wellington beat Central Districts at Napier on Wednesday.

CD are winless after two rounds of the one-day competition.

Riverside women in hot form

Riverside bowler Sandra Bunt has started the new year in fine form.

Riverside women underlined their season's dominance with victories in three recent Marlborough bowling events.

Local trainers out in force for two-day race meeting

Marlborough trainer Dean Hunter with his three trotters, from left, Destiny Jones, Lady Beatrix Bourbon and Arditi, who ...

A large number of local trainers will have their eyes fixed on the finishing line when the Marlborough Harness Racing Club stages its two-day summer meeting at Waterlea Racecourse.

Weekly golf notes

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his chip shot into the 11th green ...

 Weekly golf notes


Someone must know who it is

Police in Marlborough are on the hunt for an arsonist following seven suspicious fires in the past month.

Arson is mindless vandalism on steroids.

Messages from Kaikoura's mayor

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray.

OPINION: Last week I heard that the earthquake was "arguably the second biggest earthquake in NZ's European history.

Letters to the editor

Ari Feldman, right, was one of the 180-strong Australian contingent to attend the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree held ...

 Correspondents write about the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree, fluoridation, the play area at the Picton Foreshore and the tagging on Blenheim's ASB Theatre Marlborough.

MP's Report: Safety first

Work on State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura is expected to take up to a year to complete.

COLUMN: Ensuring long-term resilience key in rebuild

Letters to the editor

Wearing lifejackets on small boats could become compulsory in Marlborough next year, following moves by local bodies ...

Correspondents write about waterways, lifejackets, modern manners, theatre tagging and the police checkpoint at UB40.


Time to ask your questions

Marlborough Electric Power Trust chairman Ross Inder wants more Marlburians to attend trust meetings.

"You can be totally cynical and say people aren't interested until the lights go out."

Shipping freight a missed opportunity

Ohau Point was significantly damaged in the November earthquake. Work is progressing on the slips north of Kaikoura with ...

Kaikoura braces itself for more freight on the road after shipping options are dismissed.

First train to Grassmere! video

One of the first locomotives travelling to Lake Grassmere since the earthquake, from left, KiwiRail track maintainer Stu ...

Video shows the first stretch of the Main North Line re-opened since the earthquake.

A new kind of tourism video

Bubbles erupting from the Kaikoura Coastline. Connor Stapley and Ari Sampson from Kaikoura Kayaks.

Visitors are taking to the skies and seas to check out the post-quake landscape around Kaikoura.

Cherry charters hit the skies

Tonnes of New Zealand cherries and lobsters are being flown to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Singapore Airlines puts on four charter flights to get hundreds of tonnes of South Island cherries to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Your Marlborough

Marlborough: Day tripper

The Wither Hills are home to a range of different walks, each offering a slightly different view of the Marlborough landscape

Marlborough offers an abundance of easy walks just waiting to be explored - here's a few favourites.

Sting out of the tail

The Reef Project at Lochmara has proved a big hit with visitors.

An underwater observatory has been showcasing the true nature of stingrays.

Family day in the bay

Children enjoy themselves at a family day at Matai Bay in the Marlborough Sounds in 2016. They day is being held again ...

COLUMN: A family day will give summer explorers a chance to visit Matai Bay, writes Department of Conservation community ranger Wendy Sullivan.

Going batty for ping pong

Waikawa Picton Table Tennis Club players, from left, Daryl Baker, Trevor Barrett, Howard Hudson, Nicky Rawlinson, Geoff ...

A stroke survivor who beat the odds by keeping active wants to share her love for table tennis.

Chance to touch history

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum manager Karen McLeod enjoys helping keep the past alive.

Karen McLeod, manager at the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, wants others to enjoy the unique attraction as much as she does.

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